Tort Law  


  HB 1083   Overbey Specifies that debtor actions in which a city is a party are excepted from venue requirements at 16-55-213(a).
Bill History: 01-10-07 H Filed
01-10-07 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-15-07 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 H-Judiciary


  HB 1282   George Provides that licensed dentists or oral hygienists who provide free dental services at a free/low-cost dental clinic are not liable for civil damages unless the act or omission results from gross negligence or willful misconduct.
Bill History: 02-15-07 S Emergency clause adopted
02-15-07 H Received in the House - Sent to Governor
02-15-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 120 )


  HB 1471   Moore Specifies third party health insurers must, upon request, provide the Department of Health and Human Services with eligibility and coverage information enabling the department to determine third party coverage for Medicaid recipients.
Bill History: 03-22-07 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-23-07 H Received in the House - Sent to Governor
03-28-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 537 )


  HB 1488   Pace Establishes provisions for civil actions involving exposure to silica or mixed dust.
Bill History: 03-23-07 H Placed on the House calendar
03-23-07 H Withdrawn from further consideration
03-27-07 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


  SB 17   Thompson Entitles former policyholders, as well as current policyholders, of a mutual insurer converting to a stock insurer to acquire stock a holding company of the insurer formed to facilitate the demutualization.
Bill History: 01-25-07 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
01-29-07 S Received in the Senate - Sent to Governor
01-30-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 30 )


  SB 88   Jeffress, J.
Requires proof-of-insurance cards (auto liability) to include names of persons excluded from coverage and makes it a violation of the Motor Vehicle Responsibility Act for excluded persons to operate the vehicle.
Bill History: 03-21-07 H On floor for consideration
03-21-07 H Passed (Vote: Y: 88/N: 0)
03-26-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 485 )


  SB 93   Jeffress, G. Mandates health insurance coverage for autism and related disorders.
Bill History: 01-18-07 S Filed
01-18-07 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-29-07 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 S-Insurance and Commerce


  SB 110   Miller
Excludes debt cancellation agreements from the definition of "insurance" in the Insurance Code, prohibits lenders from requiring borrower's to purchase debt cancellation agreements, and prohibits including fees for such as interest.
Bill History: 02-27-07 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 S-Insurance and Commerce
02-27-07 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
02-28-07 S Placed on the Senate calendar


  SB 206   Jeffress, G. Removes provisions giving landowners a lien on equipment of an oil and gas operator that has damaged the land through neglect; entitles a surface owner or tenant to reasonable compensation and requires the operator to restore the land.
Bill History: 03-21-07 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-21-07 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1
03-27-07 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 507 )